Pentaloe Glen

Pentaloe Glen & Convallaria Area

Ancient semi natural woodland rich in vegetation

Location

East of Mordiford
Mordiford
Herefordshire

OS Map Reference

SO 587 377
A static map of Pentaloe Glen & Convallaria Area

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Walking trails

There are no marked paths but please avoid the wetland vegetation which is easily damaged by trampling

Access

There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring and Summer

About the reserve

Both reserve areas lie within an extensive area of ancient semi-natural woodland. Both contain a variety of woodland plants typical of base-rich soils. Botanically-rich fen vegetation has developed, which includes marsh helleborine and fragrant orchid, as well as various sedges and mosses. This wetland vegetation then intergrades with plants of moist woodland edge, such as marsh thistle, bluebell and nettle-leaved bellflower. The waters of the adjacent Pentaloe Brook are well-oxygenated and unpolluted, and contain a number of interesting species, including bullhead, river limpet and a variety of stonefly and mayfly larvae.  

Contact us

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)